In the district that Palm Desert calls home, California Congresswoman Bono Mack embodies the spirit of the Teddy Roosevelt Republican, hewing to conservative traditions while supporting land and water conservation and ocean health. Once again, we’re pleased to endorse her as an ocean champion.
Congresswoman Bono Mack is a respected and influential leader in the Republican Party. In 2010 she became the first Republican woman to Chair a Subcommittee, assuming leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
Throughout her eight terms, she’s been a thoughtful, independent voice on the importance of balancing short and long term priorities. She has fought to save critical habitat, passing legislation to establish the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, which covers 252,000 acres and protects a number of endangered species, and has cosponsored numerous bills to preserve and restore important natural areas. She has been a leader in the fight to restore the Salton Sea, which sustains millions of birds, including some endangered species, and she has supported legislation to improve coastal water quality by addressing toxic algae and oceanic dead zones.
“I am very grateful to have the support of Ocean Champions,” said Congresswoman Bono Mack. “I have always fought for meaningful land, ocean, and wildlife protections for the areas that I represent and for our nation. I look forward to continuing to be a strong advocate for thoughtful environmental policies.”
Congresswoman Bono Mack's long time support for renewable energy development and clean coastal water earn her the title of ocean champion.